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Samsung Galaxy A5 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
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Price Rs. 14,490 onwards Rs. 15,399 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2015 Feb, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 4.4, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat Android 5.1 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5.2 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super AMOLED Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name N/A N/A
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features N/A Optical Image Stabilization, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR, F/1.9 Aperture
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Snap a selfie with your voice or palm, Wide Selfie (merge three photos taken from the left/middle/right into one), Animated Selfie Full HD Video Recording, F/1.9 Aperture
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 64 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Thickness 6.7 mm 7.3 mm
Weight 123 gm 153 gm
Battery Capacity 2300 mAh 2900 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 15.00 hrs 16.00 hrs
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters Internet Usage Time (3G): 8 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 8 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): 11 hrs, Video Playback Time: 12 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 68 hrs Internet Usage Time (3G): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): Up to 16 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 75 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Ultra Power Saving Mode; S-Voice; NFC; WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support Supports Fast Battery Charging; Samsung Pay; S-Voice; NFC; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Beautiful design, and exceptional build quality
  • Good ergonomics - very comfortable to hold and use with one hand
  • Excellent AMOLED screen with great contrast, deep blacks and vivid colors
  • Android with TouchWiz interface which adds a number of useful features including the multi-window mode
  • Fast fluid performance
  • Excellent audio output quality
  • Very good camera
  • Good call quality
  • Very good battery life
  • Exquisite, ambitious design with stylish colors
  • The attention to detail comes across - the finely polished glass surfaces are non-slippery in the hand, yet don't get too messy
  • the metal frame is thoughtfully shaped, so it doesn't create any discomfort for the user
  • and the physical keys have the perfect amount of click response
  • Manages to be both aesthetically pleasing and convenient to work with - which is a rare combination
  • Good display with nice brightness flexibility - outdoors, it can get bright enough to let you view it comfortably, while in the dark, brightness can get extremely low, so as not to hurt your eyes
  • Good, fast cameras
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Good call quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Bundled Fast Adaptive Charger allows for quick charging
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Average speaker loudness
  • The Touchwiz UI lets the phone down - it has a lot of bugs, and random instabilities, that tend to dampen the Android experience
  • Iffy fingerprint sensor
  • Underwhelming speed/performance in this price range
  • No notification LED
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